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Author: Charlotte Middlehurst

Economies have to decarbonise to stay competitive

Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement has done little to halt decarbonisation of the global economy, says former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

A year after President Donald Trump said he will pull the US out from the Paris Agreement, the economic benefits of decarbonisation outweighs the political dimensions of the decision…Read More

Money remains distant honeypot as climate summit ends

UN meet fails major test, marks successes elsewhere

The annual UN climate summit ended in Bonn, Germany, with no agreement on providing money to developing countries, but a promise to talk about the vexed issue next year. Despite working overtime and through the night, delegates from 195 national governments failed to break the deadlock at the summit, scheduled from November 6 to…Read more

India, China driving solar transition, says IEA

Chinese and Indian investment in renewables, primarily solar power, has substantially driven down the price of energy while expanding its access, according to the IEA’s latest report

The cost of renewable energy is tumbling thanks to strong investment from India and China, according to new findings from the International Energy Agency (IEA). At the same time…Read more

China’s carbon emissions drive global uptick in 2017

Rising coal consumption ends three years of stable emissions, with China leading the pack

China’s carbon emissions are projected to grow by 3.5% in 2017, ending a trend that has seen emissions fall for the past three years globally, according to a new study launched at the UN climate talks in Bonn. India’s emissions are projected to grow 2% in 2017, according to the report…Read More